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Robert J. McGuinness fonds

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Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series: I. St. Mary's Parish, ca.1945-1983, 0.16 cm, and contains two sub-series: A. Architecture, ca.1945-1983 (architectural plans, general information); B. Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings (pertaining to Father McGuinness and St. Mary's Parish), 1950-1978. II. McGuinn…
Date Range
1940-1950
1954
1955
1960
1977
1978
1980-1983
Reference Code
M460
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Plan
Postcard
Private record
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 460
Sous-Fonds
M 460
Accession Number
960
3707
2018.9000
Reference Code
M460
GMD
Textual record
Plan
Postcard
Private record
Date Range
1940-1950
1954
1955
1960
1977
1978
1980-1983
Physical Description
1.11 cm of textual records (34 pages : 29 x 42 cm or smaller) -- 9 architectural drawings : annotations ; 89 x 58 cm or smaller
History / Biographical
Originally from ancient Iveagh, which is now County Down, Ireland, the McGuinness family eventually migrated to Liverpool at an unknown time. The McGuinness family were provision merchants in Liverpool, but found supplies limited so they emigrated to Canada. Born on June 20, 1886 in Liverpool, Father Robert James McGuinness moved to Belleville, Ontario, Canada with his family in 1890. He had 7 brothers and sisters, including Oswald A. McGuinness, who settled in Invermere, British Columbia. Robert attended St. Lawrence College in Ampleforth, Yorkshire, and completed his studies at St. Servan in Rhiems, France, qualifying as an engineer. He held a position with the federal government upon his return to Canada, however when World War I broke out Robert served in the 29th Battalion of CRTS building pontoons behind European battle lines. After returning to Canada, Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway as an architectural engineer, which brought him west to Banff, Alberta. Robert was the resident architectural engineer overlooking the construction of the Banff Springs Hotel expansion in the 1920's. In the late 1920's, Robert traveled to Rome to enter the seminary and four years later he was ordained as a priest. After serving as priest in Calgary, Robert was appointed Catholic priest in Banff in 1936, where he lived and worked until his death in 1961. To fulfill a personal dream, Robert designed and supervised the construction of the new church building and grounds for St. Mary's Parish (St. Mary's of the Assumption) which was completed in 1951. During his years in Europe, Robert visited ancient churches and cathedrals which influenced the design of the church, primarily the Norman Chateau architectural style. Robert was also a talented artist. Some of his work can be seen in galleries in New York and in Banff. His work has been reproduced for Canadian Pacific Railway tourism material, including the Spiral Tunnels postcard included in this fonds. Robert died in Calgary on June 17, 1961, just shy of his 75th birthday, after being ill for a few months.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series:
I. St. Mary's Parish, ca.1945-1983, 0.16 cm, and contains two sub-series: A. Architecture, ca.1945-1983 (architectural plans, general information); B. Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings (pertaining to Father McGuinness and St. Mary's Parish), 1950-1978.
II. McGuinness Family, 1953-1977, 1 cm (private records, including handwritten notes, a memoir, and a postcard).
Notes
. IYounger brother Oswald was a surveyor who built the road from Invermere to Calgary
There is some indication that Robert had a role in the construction of the Bow River Bridge or the collection of the stones used for the bridge, but this is unconfirmed
Name Access
McGuinness, Robert J.
Subject Access
Architecture
Art
Banff
Buildings
Churches
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Family and personal life
Professional and Personal Life
Religions
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Ontario
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
08.3 / Si 3m / Pam
08.3 / B22 stm / Pam
08.3 / Sa 2 / Pam
Creator
McGuinness, Robert J.
Category
Family and personal life
Religions
Biographical Source Notes
Based on contents of the fonds
https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/g/o/g/Laurie-Goggin/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0444.html
"St. Mary's of the Assumption" pamphlet printed by the Crag and Canyon in Banff (08.3/Sa 2/Pam)
http://www.stmarysparishbanff.ca/history/
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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Contemporary Canadian architecture : the mainstream and beyond

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20490
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
c1982
Author
Bernstein, William
Publisher
Toronto : Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Call Number
NA745 B4
Author
Bernstein, William
Responsibility
William Bernstein & Ruth Cawker
Publisher
Toronto : Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Published Date
c1982
Physical Description
190p. : ill. plans.
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture, Canadian
Devonian Gardens (Calgary)
Erickson, Arthur
Mawson, Thomas
Architecture - Calgary
Arthur Erickson Associates
Architecture - Vancouver
Architecture - Edmonton
Notes
Bibliography p.181-182
Includes index
ISBN
0-88902-588-6
Accession Number
15,000
Call Number
NA745 B4
Location
Art Library is located in Curatorial Department - Please contact Curatorial Department for access
Collection
Art Library
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Canadian architecture, 1960/70

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20491
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
(n.d.)
Author
Ede, Carol Moore
Publisher
Toronto : Burns and MacEachern
Call Number
NA745 E3
Author
Ede, Carol Moore
Responsibility
Photography and text : Carol Moore Ede
Publisher
Toronto : Burns and MacEachern
Published Date
(n.d.)
Physical Description
264p. : illus. plans
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture, Modern - 20th century
Architecture - Canada
Accession Number
1642
Call Number
NA745 E3
Location
Art Library is located in Curatorial Department - Please contact Curatorial Department for access
Collection
Art Library
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Space in Canadian architecture

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20492
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
c1981
Author
Jackson, Anthony
Publisher
[Halifax?] : Tech-Press (Technical University of Nova Scotia)
Call Number
NA745 J3
Author
Jackson, Anthony
Responsibility
Anthony Jackson
Publisher
[Halifax?] : Tech-Press (Technical University of Nova Scotia)
Published Date
c1981
Physical Description
32p. : ill., plans, diagr. - (Library of Canadian architecture)
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Space (Architecture)
Architecture - Canada
ISBN
0-920692-03-6
Call Number
NA745 J3
Location
Art Library is located in Curatorial Department - Please contact Curatorial Department for access
Collection
Art Library
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Artist
Belmore Browne (1880 – 1954, American)
Date
c. 1930
Medium
oil on canvas
Catalogue Number
BwB.02.03
Description
General colour: blue, green, red brown. In the lower third are buildings and a road. The building in the center flies a flag. Behind the town of Banff are trees and a mountain rises up to a peak right of center at the top. Clouded sky comes down with sides a third.
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Artist
Belmore Browne (1880 – 1954, American)
Title
Cascade Mountain
Date
c. 1930
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
45.5 x 61.0 cm
Description
General colour: blue, green, red brown. In the lower third are buildings and a road. The building in the center flies a flag. Behind the town of Banff are trees and a mountain rises up to a peak right of center at the top. Clouded sky comes down with sides a third.
Subject
mountain
architecture
Rocky Mountains
Cascade Mountain
urban
Banff
Credit
Gift of Mrs J. C, Reed, 1972
Catalogue Number
BwB.02.03
Images
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The railway hotels and the development of the chateau style in Canada

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue6299
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1966
Author
Kalman, Harold D
Publisher
Victoria : Maltwood Museum
Call Number
08.5 K12
Author
Kalman, Harold D
Publisher
Victoria : Maltwood Museum
Published Date
1966
Physical Description
47p. : ill
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture
Notes
Bibliography
Accession Number
524
Call Number
08.5 K12
Collection
Archives Library
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The architect & the lady

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue11113
Medium
Library - Periodical
Author
Jensen, Philip
Call Number
P
Author
Jensen, Philip
Physical Description
p.21-27 : ill
Medium
Library - Periodical
Subjects
Architecture
Canadian Pacific Railway Hotels
Hays Charles M
Rattenbury Francis
Notes
In The Beaver, vol. 79:3 (June / July 1999)
Call Number
P
Collection
Archives Library
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Lake Louise built heritage resource description and analysis

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue11202
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
revised January 1999 ; January 1998
Author
Taylor, C.J
Publisher
Calgary : Parks Canada. Canadian Heritage
Call Number
13.113 T21l
Author
Taylor, C.J
Publisher
Calgary : Parks Canada. Canadian Heritage
Published Date
revised January 1999 ; January 1998
Physical Description
67 leaves : ill
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture
Buildings
Cabins
Hotels
Notes
Includes bibliographic references
Accession Number
7270
Call Number
13.113 T21l
Collection
Archives Library
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Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1998
Author
Reksten, Terry
Publisher
Victoria : Sono Nis Press
Edition
2nd ed
Call Number
08.5 R18r
Author
Reksten, Terry
Edition
2nd ed
Publisher
Victoria : Sono Nis Press
Published Date
1998
Physical Description
xiv, 204 p. : ill., ports
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture
Hotels
Notes
Bibliography and index
Accession Number
32,500
Call Number
08.5 R18r
Collection
Archives Library
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Yoho fire lookouts : built heritage resource description and analysis

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue11378
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
July 1998
Author
Taylor, C.J
Publisher
Calgary : Parks Canada Western Canada service centre
Call Number
13.113 T21yo
Author
Taylor, C.J
Publisher
Calgary : Parks Canada Western Canada service centre
Published Date
July 1998
Physical Description
36 p. : col. ill, map, technical drawing
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture
Buildings
Cabins
Accession Number
7270
Call Number
13.113 T21yo
Collection
Archives Library
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